Resources are provided with this practice
The purpose of this practice is to assist teachers to prepare students for work experience which gives them an opportunity to engage in real-life learning about careers. Good preparation for work experience may help ease anxiety and set students up for success.
This practice aligns with the General Capabilities of the Australian curriculum as described on the website of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
This practice also aligns with the National Curriculum Work Studies as described on the website of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.
This practice will help students to
Prepare for work experience
Learn from work experience
This practice will help teachers to
Use myWAY Employability
Prepare students for work experience
Where this practice fits into myWAY Employability educator resources
Apply this practice with your students
The tabs below provide information to support your implementation of this practice. The sequence aligns with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership's High-Quality Professional Learning Cycle. You can find out more about high quality professional learning in the Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders.
Familiarise yourself with the MyWay Employability website so that you can demonstrate how to find the activities and assist your students if needed.
Work experience articles (links can be found under the cloze activity below)
Work experience practice
Prepare each student’s transition planning team regarding the practice.
Choose from several resource materials provided in this practice to use or adapt ahead of the lesson. Decide how you will use the resources to supplement work experience as it occurs in your school program.
The glossary can be used to assist students to pre-learn the vocabulary used in this practice. If you are not sure how to pre-teach vocabulary, we have a quick example inserted at the end of this planning section which is intended for viewing by teachers only.
Activity: Student 'cloze' activity
Three versions of the Cloze student worksheet.
Peer modelling video
There is a video of students completing the cloze activities that might be useful for your students.
Teacher notes explain the Role-playing activity,
Peer modelling videos
There are two videos for your students to watch. Each video shows student peers on work experience.
The video stops in order that your students can evaluate the peer's performance. After the pause, there is a section where there is a peer model of a student evaluating the student in the video.
Work Experience - Role playing Scenario 1
Work Experience - Role playing Scenario 2
Three versions of the Role playing student worksheet.
Two versions of the student checklist to help students prepare for their work experience.
Activity: Workplace Safety
The glossary can be used to assist students to pre-learn the vocabulary about personal protection equipment items for workplace safety.
Teacher notes explain the Workplace Safety activity.
Activity: Journal Writing
Teacher notes explain the Journal writing activity.
Have all students created an individualised login?
Do all students have access to the myWAY Employability website?
If needed, have you organised a peer mentor or an additional adult?
The glossary can be used to assist students to pre-learn the vocabulary used in this practice. If you want to refresh how to pre-teach vocabulary, we have a quick example here, which is for viewing by teachers only.
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1. Login to myWAY Employability
Ensure that your students have access to a computer to individually log onto the myWAY Employability website.
2. Please adapt this lesson plan to meet your needs
3. Introduce the myWAY Employability Work Experience activities
Go to the myWAY Employability website and show students the Work Experience activities on the dashboard. You will need Internet access for this task.
Use a Smartboard if you have one available, otherwise ask students to go the website (using a computer or tablet) and talk them through it.
Demonstrate to students how to complete the activities.
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Reflect on your teacher goals
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